India coronavirus: Country opens of one of the world’s largest hospitals

The Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre, the largest facility of its kind in India, became partly operational on Sunday, with 2,000 of its 10,000 beds available, according to the Delhi government. The remaining 8,000 beds at the facility, which is located in the Chattarpur area of Delhi, will be in use from Wednesday. India’s Home […]

Indonesia has the world’s biggest Muslim population. It just banned holiday travel over Ramadan

Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, and tens of millions of people make their way home to celebrate the end of Ramadan each year with families and loved ones, an annual tradition called mudik. But the country is grappling with rapidly rising numbers of coronavirus infections and there are concerns that the mass migration […]

World’s Biggest Plane Transporting PPE And Medical Supplies From Asia To The US

Noah Seelam / Getty Images The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, in 2016. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. In May […]

Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the world’s youngest government leader — for the second time

Seven months on, however, Kurz has reemerged and reinvented himself. Whereas in 2017 he was criticized for undermining European values with his embrace of the far right, he is now being hailed as the leader of a liberal-conservative political experiment that could be repeated elsewhere on the continent. Once inaugurated, Kurz would replace 34-year-old Finnish […]

Saudi Aramco float: oil giant becomes world’s biggest listed company – business live | Business

A screen advertising Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Aramco with Arabic reads, “promising future” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this week Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. It’s a massive day on the Saudi stock market as oil giant Aramco […]

The world’s demand for palm oil is igniting a climate bomb

By Rebecca Wright, Ivan Watson, Tom Booth and Masrur Jamaluddin, CNN Kalimantan, Indonesia (CNN) — Deep within the jungles of Indonesian Borneo, illegal fires rage, creating apocalyptic red skies and smoke that has spread as far as Malaysia and Singapore. People are choking. Animals are dying. This is no ordinary fire. It was lit for […]